Show Summary Details

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD HANDBOOKS ONLINE (www.oxfordhandbooks.com). © Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Handbooks Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 24 February 2020

Abstract and Keywords

This chapter highlights the diagnostic features and clinical characteristics of tic disorders and Tourette syndrome, trichotillomania, and nailbiting, and their diagnostic distinction from OCD and other conditions. Nonclinical forms of these disorders are described. Information on the prevalence and limitations of epidemiological research is provided. The gender ratio, age of onset, longitudinal course, functional impairment, and healthcare utilization are described for each disorder. The cross-cultural features of the disorders are highlighted, and patterns of psychiatric comorbidity are discussed.

Keywords: Tourette syndrome, trichotillomania, nailbiting, nonclinical, differential diagnosis, prevalence, impairment, cross-cultural, comorbidity

Access to the complete content on Oxford Handbooks Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can''t find the answer there, please contact us.